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Autumn visitors to north Norfolk

Chris Packham visits north Norfolk to see which birds have arrived

North Norfolk is one of the best locations in the country to spot wildlife migrating during the autumn.

Norfolk Ornithologists Bird Observatory at Holme-next-the-Sea is a perfect place to see migrating birds arriving from Scandinavia.

The Wash is adored by waders and geese including Knot and Oystercatchers.

When the tide starts to cover their roost, they take-off in their hundreds, providing one of the top spectacles in wildlife watching.

During the autumn the Knot change from their summer plumage - a tan breast and darker back - to a striking monochrome.

There are more than 10,000 of these waders at Snettisham and the best time to see them is when there's a full moon, at the high spring tide, early in the morning.

Although it only happens a few times each autumn, the RSPB arranges walks with handy tide-tables to help.

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